Physical Education with Specialization in Exercise Science M.S.
Graduates of the M.S. in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science are expected to gain/enhance knowledge and applied skills needed for the professions of certified (State of Connecticut licensed) athletic trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and certified health fitness specialists.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students in the program are expected to:
- interpret and determine appropriate application of any one or combination of the following theories to their professions: biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological
- read and interpret research and apply significant findings to their professions
An undergraduate program in exercise science or related field is preferred for admission to the master’s degree program. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must also have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70, preferably a 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale (where A is 4.00).
The admissions application, application fee, and official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University) must be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Additionally, a letter of application including the names and contact information for two references must be submitted for admission. A letter of application must demonstrate a command of the English language. 1) a discussion of your path in higher education, 2) a reflection on what is leading you to pursue a Master's degree, and 3) elaboration of how you would use this Master's degree as it relates to your career path in the field of Exercise Science. Suggested length of this letter is no more than two pages. At least one of the two references must be from a former instructor who can attest to the applicant's preparedness for graduate study in exercise science. An interview with exercise science graduate faculty will be required for admissions. Instructions for uploading the letter of application will be found within the online application.
Application deadlines for the MS in Physical Education with a specialization in Exercise Science include:
Fall Semester - Deadline is May 1
Spring Semester - Deadline is November 1
Summer Term - Deadline is March 1*
*The program starts in summer session of even years. Application Deadline is March 1 of even numbered years (March 1, 2016 for the 2016 cohort, etc).
NOTE: All students must take a minimum of 15 credits from the Exercise Science category
|EXS 507||Sociological Foundations of Sport and Exercise||
|EXS 515||Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology||
|EXS 516||Foundations of Leadership for Sport and Exercise||
|EXS 519||Sport Biomechanics||
|EXS 523||Essentials of Sports Performance Training||
|EXS 530||Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport Performance||
|EXS 590||Independent Study / Topics in Exercise Science or Sports Medicine||
|EXS 592||Advanced Physiology of Sport & Exercise I||
|EXS 593||Advanced Physiology of Sport and Exercise II||
|PE 597||Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science I||
(Students must take before successful completion of 12 credit hours)
PE 597: Students must take PE 597 and PE 598
|PE 598||Research in Physical Education and Exercise Science II||
(Students must take before successful completion of 24 credits hours)
PE 598: Students must take PE 597 and PE 598
NOTE: Courses other than Core Courses as approved by faculty advisor
| ||Comprehensive Examination||
Note: No more than 9 credits at the 400 level, as approved by the graduate advisor, may be counted toward the graduate planned program of study.